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Rua Saint Roman, 20 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Pura Vida Hostel

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Pura Vida Hostel and had a great time! The place is amazing, the dorms are huge! The staff is always very helpfull and they have the best parties! If you are looking to have a fun time in Rio, this is the place to be! Also close to the best beachs, shopping, bars and clubs!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2 points for the very friendly, helpful, accommodating (and good-looking) counter staff, esp Beesan. The tours and activities that can be arranged thru the hostel were pretty worth the money and saves much hassle. Oh, and they were right about the hot hot bartender, who looks like Jonathan Rhys Meyers (kid you not). 1 point for location (2min from Copacabana,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 6 nights during Carnival. The hostel is 2 minutes from Copacabana beach and not far from Ipanema beach too so really great location. Stayed in a 10 bed dorm which was fine and was cleaned everyday. Breakfast was ok, you get a token for either eggs, fruit salad, ham/cheese or an apple and banana. Not massive portions... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

very basic hostel do not expect anything extra but the location is awesome with close to Ipanema and copacabana beach. good price for this location, but geting a place to chargé your cellphone is tricky since there is almost no electroc connectors.

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Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I didn't like this hostel at all, we took a private room, the first night all bathroom was awash, we complained and go to another room without water we stayed two days without water, we always complained about that but they never solved anything, finally they are building new suites so you can't sleep all day long. I won't recommend... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

When I initially booked in here I only booked for the first 2 nights of a 12 day trip to Rio just to be safe. As soon as me and my friend woke up on the second day we booked in for the rest of our stay. The building is beautiful. It was built during the 1930's to be the... More

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Thomasville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

On my visit to Rio I did a tour that was recommended by the Pura Vida Hostel. The price was much cheaper than Expedia, yet the tour guide spent a lot time talking to us especially in 3 different languages. The hostel has employees that want to make sure your needs are met during your stay. They have employees that... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Don't even look for, you're not gonna find another place like this. I mean, it stays near the beach, in one of the best neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro, and it is really cheap! It has everything you can expect from a low budget accommodation: big rooms, comfy beds, clean bathrooms and helpful staff. We are talking about a Party... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Friendly and helpful staff; great location between Copacabana and Ipanema - the place to be, especially for New Year's Eve - an easy walk to the beach to be part of all of the festivities and then come back to a great party held at the Hostel.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

it's not perfect but for the price it's good. and the people who work at pura vida are really nice, they're like a family. they take good care of you. also it's a great location for me, right between ipanema and copacabana. it's more like a college dorm than a hotel, and i like that. yeah, it's kind of noisy... More

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Also Known As:
Pura Vida Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Rua Saint Roman, 20 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Hotel Style:
Ranked #111 of 328 Specialty lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PURA VIDA IS A PARTY HOSTEL! IF YOU LOOKING TO HAVE A GOOD TIME IN RIO, THIS IS THE PERFECT PLACE!WE ARE 100M FROM COPACABANA BEACH AND A FEW BLOCKS FROM IPANEMA BEACH, TWO OF THE MOST FAMOUS BEACHS IN THE WORLD! ... more   less 
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